Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) Poster


Before release, Disney decided that Lindsay Lohan was a bit too busty for the image they wanted for the film, and used digital techniques to reduce her bust size.
Herbie The Love Bug was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe ragtop sedan painted in Volkswagen L87 pearl white. Under normal circumstances, the interior would be a matching white. However, Herbie's interior was painted a special non-reflective grey color so the camera and studio lights would not reflect.
Director Angela Robinson said in the commentary that she purposely left hidden crew equipment and cheap camera tricks in the film to give Herbie fans something to look for that was fun, and also just to simply aggravate her editor, who practically begged her to fix the problems before the film was released.
Four Herbies were made for the rail-riding stunt in the first race. One was made to jump up the rail and two were made to ride on the rail.
Most of the scenes shot at California Speedway were during the pace laps of the Target House 300, a NASCAR Busch Series race; and the Pop Secret 500, an NASCAR Nextel Cup race.
For this film's day, "sneak preview screening", (on Sunday, June 19th, 2005), Disney offered free tickets to anyone named Herbert or any derivation thereof (Herb, Herbie, et cetera).
This is the first Herbie film where none of the characters are related in some way to Jim Douglas, Tennessee Steinmetz or any of the characters from the original "Love Bug" films.
Some deleted and alternate footage appears in the movie's trailer:
  • A shot of Charisma (Jill Ritchie) in the kitchen saying "Whoa."

  • The shot of the Mexican-looking guy in the crowd lowering his glasses is flipped, though the text on the signs in the background is not reversed. So either the shot in the trailer or the one in the film was digitally corrected so that the text would not be backwards.

  • A shot of Herbie making a "crazy face" at Trip Murphy (Matt Dillon) shows him lying on the ground facing Herbie (his knee is in the shot). In the movie his back is to Herbie.

  • Ray Peyton Sr. (Michael Keaton) and Maggie (Lindsay Lohan) by the trophy/plaque wall where she says to him "I didn't know that you took out another mortgage on the house."

  • A shot of Maggie falling back onto her bed.

Lindsay Lohan became upset after the film's premiere after discovering her single "First" was placed during the end credits and not during the big race scene.
The original script was greenlit largely because the studio liked its decisions to A) place the Herbie character into a realistic world and B) make Herbie's powers subtle and presented in small increments. Later script revisions ended up presenting a more cartoonish and fantasy-based world.

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